Abu Dhabi: World’s Oldest Pearl (8,000 Yr Old)
According to the archaeologists, there is a pearl that is nearly 8,000 years old. It will be displayed at Louvre Abu Dhabi. This oldest pearl was found on Marwah Island, which is situated just off the coast of Mirfa town. Archaeologist tested it with a carbon dating process, and they found that the pearl dates between 5,800- 5,600 BC. The people who lived on the island are believed to have the art of creative decoration, making jewelry, and also navigation.
The pearl will be displayed at Louvre Abu Dhabi as a part of the ’10,000 Years of Luxury’ exhibition on October 30. It will be displayed at the Zayed National Museum. Emirati archaeologist Abdulla Al Kaabi, 34, who was the part of the team, said, “we didn’t expect to find it,” “we knew it was a pearl, but we didn’t know the date. We were so excited when we got to know about the carbon dating results, and we felt something we cannot really describe.”
He added, “ it is a small site, so you must look carefully. You have to be precise,”. “sometimes it gets very hot when you find something like the pearl you forget all that.
“Marwah is a fundamental site, said Mr. Al Kaabi . “it is a big chance to find something new and build up the history of the country,” he continued. The archaeological department is planning for a major did in 2020.